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Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> translator: the way to resolve this crisis is through early presidential and parliamentary elections. this government should resign. >> pictures have emerged from sunday night that show the police were at times brutal in their treatment of protest ors and journalists. anton is a photographer, one of dozens who were beaten by riot police. he pleaded to them to stop. this is what is left of his camera. but the police were also on the receiving end. officials say 35 were hurt by protesters, some in hospital. away from city hall there are no protests, just the grim life of wirpt. tatiana is very much in favor of political change. >> we were on our knees for a long time. now it's time to wake up. i'm grateful for the protestors, i want my children and grandchildren to have better lives. >> they put guards on the barricades. they control the center of kiev. but they will have to convince the rest of the country to follow them. >> that's al jazeera's barnaby phillips. >>> just returned from protest in kiev last week, now with us in chicago. appreciate both of you being with us. again i'll t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
first democratically elected black president, which a majority of which is black, this is a great moment of hope. we saw the sill bombism. you also have jacob zuma who is a zulu and was a sheep herder and this country is rising up to make sure that its voice is heard. so what do you think would be his greatest legacy he has left behind? >> i think it's a legacy of mercy. to those who are at least deserving. his own country, virtually threw him away. he spent 27 years locked up, and came out to not only forgive but stand with his oppressors, no matter what you throw at south africa, the south african person is amenable, and they are going to see a triumph out of a deep tragedy. >> have you met mandela? what do you know of him? >> i did. i met former president nelson mandela back in 2010, i was living there but i was visiting with the former president as well as reverend jesse jackson, civil rights and billy mitchell leader here, and i also met the current president. and i remember the first morning i spoke with him directly. in that deep voice of his, and he was raiding four newspa
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 12:00am EST
achieved during his lifetime. >> nelson mandela made historiy becoming the first democratically elected president in 1974. he did it after spending 27 years in prison. mike hanna looks back at the life of a man who became a global symbol of resistance. >> death does not diminish the memory of the smile or the twin twinkle in the eyes. outside the hospital they are content on celebrating a life as much as mourning his death. it was a life richly lived, one in which nelson mandela was prepared to give you everything, including his freedom, for what he believed. >> a lot of people feel it is futile for us to take peace and nonviolence, against a government whose apply is fighting unarmed people. >> they spent 10,053 days in prist. a some time that only made his cause stronger. nelson mandela was a place on the poster, his laws outlawed and found in books and footage that few in south africa saw. that changed in 1990 when he walked out of prison. among those the battle to wage apartheid. >> i have spoken about freedom in my lifetime. your struggle and your commitment has released me to stan
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
. >> john cavanagh wrote the election privatizing prison health care. we asked whether he thought it would put prisoners in gaol. >> people die in gaol. i receive emails and letter from prisoners and families, with you call the prison people up, and they usually have an explanation for it. i spoke to a woman day. she gave birth, had a c sections, the wound opened up and the doctor took sugar and poured it inside the wheel. does that sound like adequate health care? >> that doesn't sound like a true allegation, it sounds ridiculous. prisoners have 24/7 to think up allegations and right evidence. i'm not saying some you don't take with a grain of salt or a grain of the sugar. >> how can the woman that gave birth, how can she prove that allegation. she's in prison. who will listen to her? >> there's no shortage of people who would file a lawsuit. a class action lawsuit is the biggest scam to the public. i think most people who get into them wind up with nothing and the lawyers walk away with their drunks full of cash. >> we are planning a wedding reception. >> we spoke to a famil
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